Agricultural College and Research Institute, ACRI, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu
Address: Tamil Nadu Agricultural University (TNAU) Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu 641003 , India
The establishment stone for the Madras Agricultural College and Research Institute was laid in Coimbatore on 24th September, 1906 by the then Governor of Fort St. George, Sir Arthur Lawley.
Students were initially conceded into the Agricultural College at Coimbatore in 1908 for an instructive project leading to Licentiate in Agriculture (L.Ag.). The Agricultural College and Research Institute was opened by Sir Arthur Lawley on July 14, 1909. In 1920, the college was associated to the Madras University and another course of study leading a degree in Agriculture, B.Sc. (Ag.) was presented and the first batch turned out in 1923. To begin with, just eight students conceded for the three year degree course, the capability for confirmation being a go in the Intermediate examination with 11 years of study in college and two years of Intermediate before entering the Agricultural College, subsequently bringing the aggregate term of study for an Agricultural graduate to 16 years. The number of students admitted to the college slowly expanded from eight in 1920 to forty eight in the year 1926. The Agricultural College at Coimbatore was isolated from the Research Institute in 1922 and a different building was raised for hosing the Agricultural College. This building called 'Freeman Building'. The establishment stone for the Freeman building was laid on June 30, 1922 by the Governor of Madras, Lord Wellington of Ratton and was opened in July 1926 by Viscount Goschen of Hawkhurst, the then Governor of Madras. TThe admission to the Agricultural College was fuerther raised from 48 to 96 in 1944 and 96 to 108 in 1953 and again from 108 to 162 from the year 1956.
In 1942, the college explore and showing areas were coordinated. A Postgraduate Diploma course in Horticulture of one year span was begun under the sponsorship of the Madras Government (Agriculture Department) which was associated to the Madras University in 1953. The course was planned basically to prepare the rural graduates utilized as of now in Government segments of Horticulture. The course was suspended from 1957. A four year incorporated B.Sc. (Ag.) course was begun when the one year Pre-University course appeared in 1960 hence keeping up the aggregate length of time at 16 years for first Graduation in Agriculture.
Course list offered by Agricultural College and Research Institute (AC&RI), Madurai: • Agricultural Science and Technology Courses
B.SC – Agriculture – 4 Years B.SC – Sericulture – 3 Years B.SC – Agriculture business management – 3 Years